Add a Template-Based Audit File

Required User Role: Administrator or organizational user with appropriate permissions. For more information, see User Roles.

You can add template-based audit files using templates embedded within Tenable Security Center. Tenable updates these templates regularly through the Tenable Security Center feed.

For more information, see Audit Files.

Note: The maximum number of audit files you can include in a single Policy Compliance Auditing scan is limited by the total runtime and memory that the audit files require. Exceeding this limit may lead to incomplete or failed scan results. To limit the possible impact, Tenable recommends that audit selection in your scan policies be targeted and specific for the scan's scope and compliance requirements.

To add a template-based audit file:

  1. Log in to Tenable Security Center via the user interface.

  2. Click Scanning > Audit Files (administrator users) or Scans > Audit Files (organizational users).

    The Audit Files page appears.

  3. Click Add

    The Audit File Templates page appears.

  4. In the Common section, click a template category tile.

    The Add Audit Template page appears.

  5. In the Name box, type a name for the audit file.

  6. (Optional) In the Description box, type a description for the audit file.

  7. (Optional) Edit the template-specific options if you do not want to use the default values.

  8. Click Submit.

    Tenable Security Center saves your configuration.

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